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Mapal has used additive methods to optimise the temperature resistance and geometry of the hydraulic expansion chuck. Photo: Mapal

New developments in the manufacture of precision tools – On show at METAV 2020 – Measurement equipment and new technologies play key role in the toolmaking process chain
New developments in the manufacture of precision tools –...
New developments in the manufacture of precision tools – On show at METAV 2020...

Tool production demands maximum precision and quality. New technologies, such as additive processes or laser-assisted production for the fine structuring of design and functional surfaces, are increasingly being used alongside conventional manufacturing processes. Exhibitors at METAV 2020 from 10 to...
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The communication and interface standard OPC UA represents a promising means of significantly reducing the work and costs involved in integrating measurement solutions in production. Photo: Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik

OPC UA makes life easier for measurement technicians – METAV 2020 showcasing the integration of length measurement technology in digitalised metalworking
OPC UA makes life easier for measurement technicians –...
OPC UA makes life easier for measurement technicians – METAV 2020 showcasing the integration...

The non-proprietary communication standard OPC UA (Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture) is currently experiencing rapid growth because the open platform facilitates the integration of new machines and devices into production. The VDMA is currently developing corresponding domain-specif...
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Look out! Cyberattacks can be prevented by training employees in the company or online - or at least by reducing the impact. Photo: Siemens

Vigilance – The best protection against hacking: METAV 2020 offering expert knowledge on data security – Cybersecurity Congress highlighting challenges facing the office and production environments
Vigilance – The best protection against hacking: METAV 2020...
Vigilance – The best protection against hacking: METAV 2020 offering expert knowledge on data...

Digitalisation has its price. The networking of people, machines and companies not only increases productivity and sustainability, but also raises the risk of a cyber attack. The VDMA Cybersecurity Congress at METAV 2020 on 11 March 2020 offers potential ways of resolving this dilemma. Heinz-Uwe Ger...
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Dr. Alexander Broos

umati live in Thailand Demonstration on the occasion of Metalex with SAP as new cooperation partner
umati live in Thailand Demonstration on the occasion of...
umati live in Thailand Demonstration on the occasion of Metalex with SAP as new...

From 20 to 23 November this year, 48 top German companies from the machine tool and metalworking industries were guests at Metalex in Bangkok. It is the largest metalworking trade fair in the Asean region and this year, for the first time, Germany has been named a partner country. The German present...
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The Baden-Württemberg-based tool specialists are offering additively manufactured coolant discs for their reaming system. These ensure reliable chip control and long tool life. Photo: Horn/Sauermann

Additive manufacturing being put into practice – METAV 2020 showing advances in 3D printing products and solutions
Additive manufacturing being put into practice – METAV 2020...
Additive manufacturing being put into practice – METAV 2020 showing advances in 3D printing...

There has been great deal of hype surrounding the benefits of additive manufacturing for several years now. Numerous companies have invested in machines and have been trying out the innovative manufacturing process. Such trials often represent a cost-intensive learning process, but the focus is now ...
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Carl Martin Welcker, EMO General Commissioner, (r) and Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, CEO of the EMO event organizer VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association), looking back on a successful EMO Hannover 2019.

EMO Hannover 2019 provides clarity in uncertain times Trade fair builds on successful previous event
EMO Hannover 2019 provides clarity in uncertain times Trade...
EMO Hannover 2019 provides clarity in uncertain times Trade fair builds on successful previous...

EMO Hannover 2019 closed its doors today following a six-day run. From 16 to 21 September, round about 117,000 production specialists from 150 countries convened at the world’s leading tradeshow for the metalworking industry. “This EMO Hannover 2019 built on the success of our boom year in 2017,” re...
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Grouppicture: Andrea Janssen

AI continuing to gain ground: Awards presented to winners of the “Founder Competition – Digital Innovation” at EMO 2019 in Hanover, Germany
AI continuing to gain ground: Awards presented to winners...
AI continuing to gain ground: Awards presented to winners of the “Founder Competition –...

– Improving energy management through artificial intelligence, using a smartphone for virtual sewing patterns, or saving human lives with a digitalised process chain: these are just some of the unique ideas with which start-ups were able to convince the jury of the "Founder Competition – Digital Inn...
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EMO Hannover 2019 - Weltleitmesse der Metallbearbeitung: Eröffnungsrundgang der EMO Hannover mit dem Bundesminister für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur Andreas Scheuer. UMATI Halle 9, E24

Global machine tool community paving the way for Industry 4.0
Global machine tool community paving the way for Industry...
Global machine tool community paving the way for Industry 4.0

70 companies from ten countries have connected 110 machines and 28 value-added services at EMO Hannover 2019 via the umati standard interface. "umati is opening up a new chapter in production," says Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Prokop, Chairman of the VDW (Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenhersteller – German M...
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